Mark Zuckerberg just switched from "maybe" to "attending" for congressional hearings.
The Facebook CEO will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Commerce Committee at 2:15 p.m. ET on April 10, the committees announced Wednesday. The next day he'll face the House Energy and Commerce Committee at 10 a.m. ET.
Zuckerberg hasto answer to lawmakers in the wake of the that erupted last month. A whistleblower had revealed that Facebook's data privacy policies allowed for the UK-based analytics firm to use unauthorized information from 50 million users. The social network, which has more than 2 billion users who log on at least once a month, has been doing damage control ever since -- running in major newspapers, updating its , asking users it's "good for the world."
"This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data privacy issues and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online," committee chairman Greg Walden, a Republican from Oregon, and ranking member Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat from New Jersey, said in a joint statement Wednesday.
Zuckerberg has never testified to Congress before, but has said he was willing to if he was the right person to provide answers. Last week, he, offering to send the company's chief technology officer, Mike Schroefper, or chief product officer, Chris Cox, instead.
The House Energy and Commerce committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has also called for Zuckerberg to testify, as has the House Intelligence Committee.
It's unclear if Zuckerberg will be testifying to other committees while on Capitol Hill. "Conversations with other committees continue," a Facebook spokesman said Wednesday.
The announcement comes a day after Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was taking downto Russian trolls.
CNET's Richard Nieva contributed to this report.
First published April 4 at 5:42 a.m. PT.
Updated 6:17 a.m. PT: Added comment from Facebook.
Updated 5:31 p.m. PT: Adds news that Zuckerberg will testify before Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearings.
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